How Water Tank Installation And Replacement
Your hot water tank or hot water heater are an essential part of your household. When you don't have access to hot water it can be a major inconvenience and life as you know it comes to a screeching halt when you don’t have any hot water! If you've ever taken a cold shower because your hot water tank wasn't working you probably don't want to do it again.
Why Do You Need To A New Hot Water Tank?
- Is your hot water tank leaking around the base?
- Does your tank not produce enough hot water for your family?
- Do you know your tank is older than 10 years old? (if so it needs replacing)
- Are you looking to upgrade to a more efficient tankless hot water system?
Hot Water Tank Brands We Can Install Or Replace
- Rheem hot water tanks
- A.O. Smith hot water tanks
- Richmond hot water tanks
- Lochinvar Shield (commercial hot water tanks)
- We can repair/replace ALL makes and brands of hot water tanks
Like every mechanical system in your home hot water heaters can be prone to failure. Sometimes they will last only a few years if you tried to save money by installing a low cost water heater or it was installed poorly. While many of the better quality manufacturers hot water tanks can last 10 years or more when properly cared for. If you have a traditional hot water tank, it will eventually fail and need to be replaced.
Signs You Need To Replace Your Water Heater
#1. How old is your Hot Water Tank?
A water heater is generally expected to only last 8-12 years. This can vary depending on the type and quality of the hot water tank, how frequently it gets used, and the hardness and PH of the water source you're connected to. If you have a water heater that is 10 years old or older it needs to be replaced sooner than later. You want to replace it before it becomes a problem. When hot water tanks spring a leak murphy's law always makes sure it's when you're away from home. We are often called to replace tanks that have failed and the homeowners were not there to mitigate the water damage and the repairs then become much more costly. If you're unsure about the age of your tank or what type of condition it's in we'd be happy to take a look for you.
#2. Do you get colored or tinted hot water from your taps?
If you're getting colored or tinted hot water out of your taps it's a good sign there is corrosion happening inside of your hot water tank. This is common with hard water (mineral rich) and older hot water tanks. The older the tank the more likely it is to have rust built up inside the tank. The only repair for tinted water is a tank replacement and sometimes even some of the immediate piping too if it has corrosion as well.
#3. Do you notice your water isn't as hot anymore and you never changed the setting?
Hot water heaters performance can degrade over time. When you notice the water isn't getting as hot as it used too or it takes much longer for the tank to heat your water after a long shower then it's likely the tank is having some issues. It could be as simple as an electrical issue or it could be a more serious failure with the tank and internals. Hot water tanks have come a long way in the last decade so if your tank is old it might be time to replace it with a more modern and efficient hot water tank.
#4. Do you notice any moisture or wetness around the base of your hot water tank?
This is a sign that your tanks internals are corroding and water is seeping out of the tank OR you could have an external leak from the piping bringing water to or from the tank. There is no permanent repair for the hot water tank if it's leaking. Your best option if the tank is leaking is to replace it with a new one.
#5. A flood in the area around the water heater is a sure sign that you need a new one.
When these tanks fail they generally lose the water held within. If you don't have a catch basin or the water isn't channeled into a drain you'll almost certainly have water damage in your home. If your hot water tank has a pool of water surrounding it then get off the Internet and give us a call (330) 928-1272 ASAP!
How Much Does A New Water Heater Cost In Akron, Ohio?
Looking to replace your water heater in Akron, Ohio? If so, you're likely wondering how much it will cost. The quick answer is that it will likely cost a minimum of $1200 and up to $3000+ but there are many different variables that can affect the cost either way.
Let's look at the cost variables
#1. The size of your water heater. The larger the water heater the more money it's going to cost. Water heaters come in a variety of sizes from 30 gallons, 40 gallons, 60 gallons, 70 gallons, and 80 gallons, and even 120 gallons.
Most averaged sized homes have a 60 - 80 gallon water heater. We can help you size a water heater that will be perfect for your specific needs.
#2. The quality of the water heater. Like everything else, there are good quality water heaters and there are better quality water heaters. The cost different between good and best can be quite substantial. If you plan on staying in your home for the next 5-10 years then it's a good idea to go with the best quality water heater that you can afford.
#3. The plumbing work required. Depending on the age of your water heater and how it was installed previously, we may have to replace fittings or do some soldering to make sure your new water heater is installed correctly.
#4. Any additional components that need to be installed. When we're installing a new water heater it's not uncommon for us to find switches that need to be replaced as the contacts are worn out. We also often find valves that are old and corroded and likely need to be replaced. We want to fix your water right, the first time, so if we notice any other components that might need to be replaced we'll show them to you and discuss your options.
#5. Disposal of your old water heater. After we've removed your old water heater we'll need to haul it to the dump so it can be disposed of properly. It's not a huge cost but it does contribute to the overall cost of replacing your water heater.
Unique Plumbing & Drain, Inc. is a full service plumbing company based out of Akron and serving the surrounding area. We specialize in the installation and replacement of hot water tanks. Whether your hot water tank has failed and needs to be replaced or you want to upgrade to a larger tank for your large family or you want to upgrade to a more energy efficient model, we can help you with your hot water tank.
They are a much more efficient and reliable method of heating the water in your home. Unique Plumbing & Drain, Inc. can also help you with a Tankless Water Heating System.
We understand you have many choices when it comes to a plumbing contractor to work on the hot water system in your home and we just want you to know that when you choose Unique Plumbing & Drain, Inc. for your hot water plumbing needs you are taking on a valued partner in making your home or building a better, safer, more comfortable place to be in.
If you’d like to have us install or replace a hot water tank in your home or building please call (330) 928-1272 or fill out our online contact form and we’ll get right back to you.